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BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

United States 2011, 97 min, English, Hebrew & English subtitles

Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad created one of the most influential, path-breaking bands in the history of hip-hop. Mixing samples of rare jazz and soul with intelligent and smooth rap made them an artistic and commercial success, a moment before gangsta rap took over the scene. Michael Rapaport’s film recreates the band’s story, exposing the internal ruptures that led to the 1998 breakup. Alongside archive materials and interviews with members of the “Tribe”, many of the genre’s greatest artists recall the band’s influence on them: The Beastie Boys, The Roots, Busta Rhymes and many more. Despite the desire to revive past success, the film’s coverage of the band’s reunion in 2008 reveals that the old tensions still remain.

Director: Michael Rapaport
Production: Edward Parks
Production Company: Rival Pictures
Editing: Lenny Mesina
Cinematography: Robert Benavides
Print Source: Autlook FilmSales (welcome@autlookfilms.com)Director CV
  • Tue 8/5 20:00, Tel Aviv Port
    Movie + DJFree entrance!
  • Thu 10/5 22:00, Cinemateque 4
A native New Yorker, Michael Rapaport got his break at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival in the award winning film Zebrahead. Since then, Rapaport has appeared in over 40 notable films including, True Romance, Higher Learning, Beautiful Girls, Copland and Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite and Small Time Crooks. In 2006, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the film Special, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Rapaport has also had many standout appearances on hit television shows such as “Friends”, “Boston Public” and “My Name is Earl”. A lifetime hip hop fan Rapaport is proud to make his directorial debut with BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST.

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